William D. “Bill” Jewett, 72, of Rehoboth, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia M. (Salgueiro) Jewett who was the love of his life.
Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Marion (Dunlap) Jewett. Bill was a Master Carpenter/Builder and the owner of Carpentry Plus Construction Company. Previously, he worked for Crestwood Country Club as Head of Maintenance. Before retiring, he worked for Belvoir Properties. He began his career in construction while he was still in high school where he excelled in woodshop and learning from his brother, Ralph.
Bill was a Decorated Sargent E 5 of the 3rd Battalion 16th Field Artillery, for the Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and numerous medals and commendations. While serving as an Artillery Sargent, he saved countless numbers of American soldiers. He was a lover of all sports and enjoyed playing softball and horseshoes. Bill’s greatest joy however, was his family. He loved spending time with his family, working with his father-in-law Ray, family trips to New Hampshire, and especially cooking holiday dinners. Bill cherished his in-laws (who were like his own parents), and nieces Michelle, Stephanie, and Marion. Bill’s family and friends will always remember him as being a good man.
Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter whom he adored, Juanita J. Jewett Anthony, his four grandchildren who were the light of his life, Samantha, Hailey, William, and Hannah, one sister, Shirley Schromn, one brother, Ralph Jewett, his father-in-law, Raymond A. Salgueiro and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Frances Woodland, Norma Reynolds, Beverly Joan, Robert Jewett, Jr., John Jewett and James Jewett and son-in-law of the late Mary Salgueiro.
His funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Liver Foundation, 188 Needham St, Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464.